City seeks community members for new Human Relations Committee

Friday, September 27, 2019

Earlier this summer, the Greencastle Common Council adopted Resolution 2019-10 which established the Greencastle Commission on Human Relations. This action was the next logical step after several previous actions taken by the City Council to welcome and promote diversity and inclusion among its residents and visitors.

The commission is now established to assist the city in compliance with various state and federal laws. The laws include Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

“The Commission on Human Relations provides a new opportunity for the city to strengthen and develop unique partnerships throughout our community,” Mayor Bill Dory said. “Our Council is continuing its leadership role in enhancing the community’s quality of life by promoting diversity and inclusion, and we encourage citizens to join this effort by applying to serve.”

The Common Council, Mayor’s Office and the Greencastle Community School Board have appointments to the seven-member commission. Three members will be appointed by the City Council, two members by the mayor and two members by the Greencastle School Board.

The city’s appointments must reside within city limits. The school board’s appointments must reside within the school district.

The resolution also provides that the Putnam County Commissioners may appoint a non-voting ex-officio member.

Persons interested in serving on the Commission on Human Relations should submit a letter of interest and a copy of their resume to the city attorney at City Hall, P.O. Box 607, Greencastle, IN 46135.

Nominations also will be accepted. The city will reach out to nominated individuals to gauge their level of interest. The names of interested individuals will be shared with all of the appointing entities.

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